Kashmir News Trust #KNT
The creator of Rasna, Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta passed away.
Khambatta was also the former Chairman of WAPIZ (World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zarthostis). He was the past President of Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat, Vice President of the Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India.
In addition, Khambatta contributed immensely to Indian industry, business and most importantly societal development through social service, as the Commandant of Ahmedabad Home Guards & Civil Defence for 20 years.
He was awarded the President of India’s Home Guard and Civil Defence Medal as well as the Paschimi Star, Samarseva and Sangram Medals. He was honoured with the National Citizen’s Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Commerce by the President of India, Honorable Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma. He was also awarded the Samman Patra by the Finance Ministry for his contribution to the National Exchequer as the highest tax payer of Gujarat. He was felicitated by the Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat and was chosen as the first ‘Outstanding Parsi of Ahmedabad’.
Khambatta started India’s original startup by creating the world famous “Rasna” brand, which today also quenches the thirst of millions of Indians at an affordable price of hardly Rs. 1.00 that too with fruits, vitamins and nutrients. Also, through his industrious efforts, thousands of jobs are generated directly and indirectly across India and with his developing fruit-based products, millions of farmers have got better value for their crops across the country.
Areez Khambatta leaves behind his legacy for his wife Persis, Children Piruz, Delna, Ruzan his daughter-in-law Binaisha, and grandkids Arzeen, Arzad, Avan, Areez, Firoza and Arnavaz to follow. (KNT)